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This unique program for artists not only provides an opportunity to be affiliated with a nationally recognized arts organization, but also steers interested individuals and art patrons to their websites. Learn more…



Summer Camps

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2016 Summer Soirée w/ Exclusive Viewing of Blanc de Blanc Exhibition

Friday, July 1, 6 – 9pm

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The Jamestown Arts Center is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary facility created to benefit the community of Jamestown, Rhode Island, and beyond.

Our mission is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.

“Heifetz on Tour” Concert

05/14/2016 | 7:30pm

Classical music as played by the incredible talents of the Heifetz International Music Institute! This program is an amazing opportunity for the region to experience world-class musicians in a meaningful way and in an intimate setting. JAC is thrilled to announce our May 2016 classical music residency in partnership with the acclaimed Heifetz International Music[…..]

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“Investment – A History” with Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing

05/22/2016 | 4pm reception, 5pm talk

Join us for a presentation and book signing with Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing, authors of Investment – A History. The book, published in February by Columbia University Press quickly became one of the publishing house’s best selling titles and has received praise from such prominent figures as investor Charles Ellis, Jay Light of the[…..]

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An Evening with Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked


Join the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, May 26  for a reading and discussion with author, Gregory Maguire, about his novel Wicked and its voyage from page to stage, as well as comments on recent books such as the New York Times bestseller, After Alice, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor title, Egg &[…..]

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For Adults

Year round classes where adults can flex their creativity, find a creative outlet or sharpen their skills. Classes offered in fine arts, technology and design.

For Teens

Teen classes are geared towards the dynamic adolescent brain – Creative classes & workshops in a variety of fine arts, technology and design driven mediums.

For Children

Children: Year round dynamic, hands on classes & vacation and summer camps designed especially for children. We offer creative birthday parties too!


Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Mais Oui French Shorts

05/19/2016 | 7pm

Featuring: Chez Moi (My House) (12m.) Directed by Phuong Mai Nguyen. From France. Hugo’s mother is back home, but the day after he finds mysterious black feathers all over the house. More info: Josef et Aimee (15m.) Directed by Ben Shirinian. From Canada. Set in the south of France during WWII, a young boy’s[…..]


DesignxRI and JAC present Setting the Stage

05/05/2016 | 6 - 8pm

A “Behind the Scenes” exhibit exploring the design process and work of 2015 RI Design Hall of Fame Inductees Lifetime Achievement – Eugene Lee, Set Designer – his work includes: Trinity Rep, Saturday Night Live, Wicked, The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon Emerging Designer – Kyla Coburn, Interior Designer – her work includes: The Avery, Loie[…..]


The Newport Mercury covers Richard Polsky’s Exhibition

Posted on March 29, 2016

A painting is conceived with its initial mark. It can be a dot, squiggle, point, speck, mote — or maybe a laceration. “Sometimes it’s a slash, or a curving line near the corner.” That’s how Richard Polsky begins his paintings. Slowly, with the blessing of intuition, line and color gestate into a new entity. A[…..]


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